Lifestyle

Kansas State University provides you with research-based information through many avenues.  Locally, your contact is the Southwind Extension District in Erie, Fort Scott, Yates Center and Iola. Hundreds of publications and fact sheets, written by…

Dear Carolyn: What is the best way for my family to try to spend zero discretionary money, due to a most likely job layoff, without having to tell everyone in our circle? The last few…

Dear Carolyn: I cannot understand why some people refuse to wear masks and socially distance and believe they will not get sick. I suggest when they do get the virus and go to a hospital,…

Dear Carolyn: I found out my 84-year-old father has cancer; I found out from my sister, who found out from his wife, but both communications were “in secret.” My father hasn’t told either my sister…

Dear Carolyn: Can I tell my adult child she needs therapy? She was always temperamental. In addition, my ex-husband is narcissistic and was emotionally abusive. We finally divorced when she was 12. Before the divorce,…

Dear Carolyn: How can I socialize when I can’t talk about my life without people freaking out? I admit my life is stressful, but other people have lives that are just as, if not more…

Dear Dr. Roach: There is much information about the spread of COVID germs from coughing, sneezing, speaking, etc. However, I have not seen anything about two other ways that could also spread the germs. Could…

Dear Carolyn: I am a single working woman in my early 60s. My previous long-term marriage ended in an amicable divorce. I continue to maintain a good relationship with my former spouse, the father of…

Hey, Carolyn: We’re one of those couples where all the “boxes” are checked: physical attraction; good, honest people; and we are supportive, gentle companions to each other and our families. But laughter is rare and…

A couple of months ago I wrote an article on supporting family caregivers.   You might remember that I mentioned family caregivers, often referred to as informal caregivers, provide 90% of the long-term care offered…